Swap-bot Time: July 23, 2021 2:21 pm


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: July 23, 2021
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Husband retired. Two daughters both married. Two granddaughters. One cat. I am spiritual, but not religious. I embrace tenets from many beliefs and recognize the existence of a higher power. I dislike "good ole' boy" politics & do not identify with any specific party. I am a tree-hugging animal lover & love nature.

Crafts: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery/crewel, dried florals, papercrafting; Arts: drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing prose/poetry, journaling, cooking, playing piano, reading.

Likes: Traveling, cruising, salt air, the ocean, crisp morning air, rain on my face, fall colors, laughter of children, smiles, soft snowfall, the wind, fantasy, meditation, metaphysics, silence, hugs

Favorite Music

Genre: Folk, Blues, Alternative, World Music, New Age: Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, David Bowie, Dr. John, Annie Lenox, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Andrea Bochelli, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, CCR, Steve Winwood, Dead Can Dance, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, and oh, so many others!

Favorite Books

Books: American Dirt, Cutting for Stone, White Dog Falling from the Sky, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Dune series, Water for Elephants, The Silent Patient, Where the Crawdads Sing; Authors: Steven King, Sharon Kay Pennman, Ken Follett, John Grisham; Poetry: Gail Mazur, Rod McKuen, Maxine Kumin, Edgar Alan Poe (poetry/prose), Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost

Favorite Movies

Not a movie goer-- just watch whatever's playing on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Netflix, etc.; Love foreign films (with subtitles, not dubbed); Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Survivor, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race, Dr. Pimple Popper, My Aching Feet, & all the veterinary sites (Dr. Pol, Dr. T., etc.)

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Crewel, Any papercrafts (but especially Inchies, Twinchies, ATCs & Moo cards), Journaling, Sewing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, shell pictures, drawing


Likes: Coffee (not decaf) Caffeinated tea of all kinds, All colors, Handmade papers, Used postage stamps from anywhere, Die cuts; Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee, Religious stuff, Disney (I’ve outgrown it)

Wish list

I have been doing papercrafts all my life & have a whole room of supplies & tools. I can honestly say I don't need another thing. I just replace supplies.

Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists: Jaime & Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Alphonse Mucha, Erte, Norman Rockwell, Peter Maxwell, Maxfield Parrish; Art Deco, Art Nuvo

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I try to get my swaps done as soon as I sign up because I sign up for so many. Therefore, they do not reflect partner preferences as partners are not assigned until weeks later. I don't sign up for profile swaps for this reason.

Please don’t feel you must include extras in our swaps. Your awesome creative art is enough to make me happy and is the base for my rating.

I take my membership in the groups I belong to or have created very seriously. The founders/coordinators/officers of these groups work very hard to think of swaps, vet participants, and troubleshoot any problems. I do my best to support them by signing up for swaps and being available to host when needed.

I create upstairs & receive mail downstairs. I rate on the day I receive swaps (or the next day at the latest) & after rating, place the swap on the dining room table to go up & be entered in my swap journal. If you’re missing a rating, I’m missing your swap. Please pm me so I know you will resend.

I have never, nor will I ever flake on any swap I undertake. If I find, by some cruel twist of fate, that I cannot complete a swap by its deadline, I will notify you & the coordinator to obtain a mutually agreeable solution. I would appreciate it if you have any problems with or do not receive any of my swaps that you notify me so I may rectify the problem. I promise to do the same for you.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful creative journey with you!


Comment: Thank you so much for resend and I love what you sent! Can't wait to make an ATC with it!
Response: Awesome! Have fun, and thank you for the heart.
Comment: I love this mini art cube. thank you so much for posting to me and also for the extras. i also love your writing . Our Winter has been quite mild so far But COVID has reared its ugly head in Victoria and New SOuth Wales. None here in Tassie yet. Hope your visitors arrived safely. Stay Safe. elflady
Response: You are welcome. My visitors did arrive safely. Those who haven’t been vaccinated are still being infected. Stay healthy. Thank you for the heart.
elflady rated for Zetti Journal Page-Fish on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful journal page and all the extras. I needed a giggle today. stay well. elflady
Response: He turned out a bit weird, but then, he’s a Zetti! Thank you for the heart.
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Bird love - June on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Dianne! Thank you for the lovely six pack of blue birds! We are seeing some Blue Indigo birds here - not common but sure love when they fly around! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: We get Indigo Buntings on their way south in the fall. Amazing color! Thank you for the heart.
Tara rated for Split Negative Technique on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Your card turned out really cool. Thank you 😊
Response: So much fun to try something new! Thank you for the heart.
hibiscus rated for ABCs: Patina on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Really nice start and reminds me of my mother before she bought the “pod” coffee pot ... loved that old perked coffee ...nice patina bits you sent! Thanks so much ... starting on it tomorrow
Response: Glad it reminded you of the “old” way to make coffee. We had a gas stove & there was always perked coffee when the power went out. Have fun embellishing!
MaryCheng rated for AMA: Face Time ATC -June on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you Di for your ATC, your drawing is fabulous. Great work. Will put the goodies to use for sure.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the compliment and the heart.
bigmamabird rated for FJPP: Collab Art Book 01 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Hello Di, and thank you so much for the Art Book Page you made for me! I really love all the elements and the composition makes my eyes happy! Looking forward to having a bunch of these to bind together..!
Response: Thank you for your very encouraging words! I think this series is going to be fun. Thank you for the heart.
Karmi53 rated for Green on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: I love the your frogs they are so happy thank you for a great green page. Thanks for the extra too. Oh we had a couple of very bad hot weather were people passed away but it cooled down but lots of fires which is sad. Have a great summer and thank you
Response: We got some hot weather, too, but not over 90–most of the 4 days were tolerable with the ocean breezes. Thank you for the heart.
user6937 rated for MAS: Dance! on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: How lucky to have learned how to do all those different kinds of dancing! Thanks for your jazzy card :)
Response: Those were the days! Miss ballroom dancing. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Dianne I just love the Dove that you made for this swap. You were right it really was the Star of the show and so very elegant (loved the bit of glitz too ). ❤️
Response: I had a creative spark when I made him. Glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart.
michellelobo rated for Bees, Blossoms And Butterfly on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: I loved your card! It's so rare that people how how to work with stamps and coloring them. Yours are truly beautiful. Thank you.
Response: Your compliment gives me inspiration. Thank you. Thanks for the heart, too.
michellelobo rated for Laces and ribbons swap on Jun 26, 2021
Comment: I loved my laces!!!! I'll use all of them for sure.
Response: So glad you liked them. Such a fun swap! Thank you for the heart.
kizzlets rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #5 on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much Poeprincess, love how simple it is!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the heart.
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATCET: Stamping on text on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Such a pretty fish ATC! Thanks for the extras.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart.
sunrising42 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #51 on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: What a cool ATC! I don’t speak French either, thank you for providing a translation. This might be my new favorite quote. 😁
Response: Thank you for the nice compliment and for the heart.
Comment: Don't know what it is, but most cardinal images I found were winter scenes also. Thanks for the card and extras.
Response: You are welcome. This looks like it's going to be a great series.
Sequoia183 rated for CH - Ocean Theme Swap on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: I think you nailed it! I adore the crab sticker
Response: Glad to add to your ocean stash! Thank you for the heart.
Minivandreams rated for OATCs: Decade 1970’s on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: I love the ATC!!! Congrats on your 1000th swap!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for signing up & for the heart.
Gobarb rated for USATC: Metal Works ATC on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Hi Di. I really like the steampunk theme. I love the penguin. I have never seen it before. Did you stamp it or draw it from scratch? Thank you so much for the great ATC!
Response: Barb, the penguin is a stamp I got awhile ago with some other steampunk stamps. I'll look up the source and post it later. Thank you for the heart.

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yvonne401 on Jul 4, 2021:

There are no perfect words which can describe the feeling of gratitude I feel towards my country. Proud to be an American.

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

Poeprincess on Jun 23, 2021:

Thank you, LizzyJo & Mummsie for your kind words of comfort. They are appreciated.

yvonne401 on Jun 21, 2021:

Wishing you a happy first day of summer!

May it be a healthy and safe one!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

mummsie on Jun 20, 2021:

Dear one, I am so sorry for your heart breaking news. Please know I'm thinking of you....

LizzyJo on Jun 20, 2021:

So sorry to hear your heartbreaking news. Sending positive thoughts and heartfelt hugs.

georgiafae on May 28, 2021:

Thanks for finishing the POE stamp card-I love the story behind how you arrived at finishing it! Thanks for the wonderful little bits you sent too-Take care, friend!

donetta on May 15, 2021:

Oh, Di! How you embellished this ATC is a pleasure to behold! The sweet feather! The bark-y stuffs down the side! Is it bark from a tree or bush? I must be looking for this while I'm outside! As always, you are truly an inspiration, and I'm so happy that we met in swap-land!

supersquirrel on Apr 10, 2021:

Great finishing touches on the ABCs: Aquatic Theme buddy jam. Thanks for the great ephemera too 🦆🦆🐿️ (duck duck squirrel - haha)

beachchicken on Apr 10, 2021:

Thanks for the finished Explore buddy jam, I love the way it turned out! Have a great weekend!

camelsamba on Apr 1, 2021:

Sorry for the very delayed rating on Bird Love January - it's a wonderful card and worthy of extra hearts <3 <3 <3

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